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Volume 23 Issue 5 - February 2018

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conductor; Jocelyn Fralick, soprano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. $25-$55. Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm. ●●8:00: Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music. Le Manuscrit du Roi. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-978-8849 (reservations), 416-638-9445 (information). $20; $15(sr/st/unwaged). Saturday February 17 ●●3:00: Gallery 345. Art of the Piano: Bruce Vogt. Hurling a Lance into the Future: The Late Vision of Franz Liszt. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $25; $10(st). Cash only. ●●5:00: Canadian Music Centre. Momentary. New works by Jamshidi for kamanche (4 string Persian spike-fiddle). Shahriyar Jamshidi, kamanche. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961- 6601 x206. $15/$10(adv). ●●7:00: Classical Context. Ives and Bartók. Ives: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 & 4; Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances; Rhapsodie for Violin No.1. Alice Hong, violin; Andrew James Clark, piano. Heron Park Baptist Church, 4260 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 647- 784-6229. PWYC. Also Feb 16(8pm, Canadian Music Centre). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Rigoletto. Music by Giuseppe Verdi. Roland Wood, baritone (Rigoletto); Anna Christy, soprano (Gilda); Stephen Costello, tenor (Duke of Mantua); Joshua Guerrero, tenor (Duke of Manuta); Christopher Alden, director; Stephen Lord, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. $35-$225. Also Jan 20, 27(4:30pm), Feb 1, 4(2pm), 6, 9, 11(2pm), 21, 23. The Wizard of OZ with Live Orchestra Feb 17 at 7:30pm Feb 18 at 3:00pm TSO.CA SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Wizard of Oz with Live Orchestra. Emil de Cou, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. $25-$88. Also Feb 18(3pm). ●●8:00: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre/Nagata Shachu. Yukiai. Nagata Shachu (Kiyoshi Nagata, artistic director, taiko, shinobue/flute; Aki Takahashi, shamisen, vocals; Tony Nguyen, taiko; Kayo Homma-Komori, taiko; and others); Chieko Kojima, taiko and dance. Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Ct. 416-441-2345. $30; $20(sr); $25(JCCC members). ●●8:00: Richmond Hill Philharmonic A. Concerts in the GTA Orchestra. Pro-Fusion. Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Webber: Phantom of the Opera (selections); Silvestri: Forrest Gump Suite; Medleys from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson and Queen. Jessica V. Kun, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787- 8811. $29; $24(sr/st). ●●8:00: St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts. Heart to Heart. An evening of ballads, bossa novas and boleros. Carol Welsman, jazz vocals and piano. St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville. 905-844-3972. $30. ●●8:00: York Symphony Orchestra. A Night at the Opera. Overtures and arias by Mozart, Donizetti, Bizet, Verdi, Rossini, and others. Carla-Grace Colaguori, soprano; Katerina Utochkina, mezzo; Zachary Rioux, tenor; Diego Catala, baritone. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 416-410-0860. $28; $23(sr); $15(st). Also Feb 18(3pm, Richmond Hill). Sunday February 18 ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles. Interactive one-hour children’s concert by artists performing in same-day Mooredale Concert. Paul Huang, violin; Helen Huang, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. $20. 3:15pm: main performance. ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Abduction from the Seraglio. See Feb 7. Also Feb 22, 24(4:30pm). ●●3:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band. Island Time. Liam Teague, steelpan; James Gourlay, conductor. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. $45. ●●3:00: Symphony on the Bay. All the World’s a Stage. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; Applebaum: Three Stratford Fanfares; Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Bernstein: West Side Story, Selections for Orchestra; Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No.3 (1st Mvmt); and other works. Joshua Lee, violin, and Christina Bell, soprano; Tim Carroll, narrator; Claudio Vena, conductor. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905- 681-6000. $43; $36.50(sr); $24.50(16-24); $12(under 16). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Wizard of Oz with Live Orchestra. Emil de Cou, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. $25-$88. Also Feb 17(7:30pm). ●●3:00: York Symphony Orchestra. A Night at the Opera. Overtures and arias by Mozart, Donizetti, Bizet, Verdi, Rossini, and others. Carla-Grace Colaguori, soprano; Katerina Utochkina, mezzo; Zachary Rioux, tenor; Diego Catala, baritone. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. $30; $25(sr); $15(st). Also Feb 17(8pm, Aurora). ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Paul Huang, Violin and Helen Huang, Piano. Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No.1 in D Minor Op.75; Sarasate: Spanish Dances Op.22; Scott (arr. Kreisler): Lotus Land; and other works. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. $30; $20(under 30). 1:15pm: Music and Truffles. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Gounod 200. Choral Evensong for the First Sunday in Lent. Choir director Clement Carelse examines the life and works of French composer Charles Gounod. Schola Ecclesiam. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Refreshments following. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Tribute to Joe Venuti with Drew Jurecka. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Piano Recital. Karolina Kubálek, piano. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416-481-7294. $25; $15(st). MOVED TO APR 22. Tuesday February 20 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Vienna to Paris. Works by R. Strauss and others. Jane Archibald, soprano; Liz Uprchurch, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. First-come, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Jacob Swanson, saxophone. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations Sun. 18th Feb. at 4 p.m. Choral Evensong with Schola Ecclesiam followed by refreshments and GOUNOD 200 Clement Carelse directs the choir devoted to authentic performance of church music; and then looks at the life, works and influences of French composer Charles Gounod (1818-93), noted for his Ave Maria and opera Faust. St. Olave’s Church Bloor and Windermere 416-769-5686 stolaves.ca welcomed. ●●8:00: TorQ Percussion Quartet. Notes from Home. New music for percussion quartet by Canadian composers. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-788-8272. $20; $15(sr/arts); $10(st). Wednesday February 21 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Conrad Gold. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Rigoletto. See Feb 1. Also Feb 23. ●●7:30: Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone?60s Folk Revival. Folk songs from the 60s. Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. 416-967-1078. $15. Dinner reservations recommended. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Dvořák & Beethoven. Dvořák: Cello Concerto; Ligeti: Concert Românesc (Romanian Concerto); Beethoven: Symphony No.4. Johannes Moser, cello; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. $34.75-$148.00. Also Feb 22. 48 | February 1 - March 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

Thursday February 22 ●●5:30: Canadian Music Centre. Stereoscope. Morasco: Werewolf; Lemay: Fragments Noirs; Orlando: Anarchy (Canadian premiere); J. Armstrong: new work (world premiere); Shortt: Fuzzy Furry Fiends (world premiere). Jacob Armstrong and Olivia Shortt, saxophones. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. $20/$15(adv); $12(CMC members/arts workers); $10(st). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Abduction from the Seraglio. See Feb 7. Also Feb 24(4:30pm). ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Lemon Bucket Orkestra. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905- 306-6000. $30-$50. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. A Singer Must Die: The Words and Music of Leonard Cohen. A program including songs, readings and anecdotes. Six singers, six writers and six instrumentalists. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. $25-$64; $15(rush tickets, 30 and under). Also Feb 23, 24. Great Artist Music Series presents Stewart Goodyear, piano Thurs. February 22, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Stewart Goodyear, Piano. Beethoven: Sonata No.30 in E Op.109; Ravel: Pavane pour une enfante défunte; Sonatine; Alborada del gracioso; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. $40/$35(adv). musica nuda PETRA MAGONI (vocalist) FERRUCCIO SPINETTI (double-bass) FEB 22-24 canadianstage.com ●●8:00: Canadian Stage. Musica Nuda. Created by Petra Magoni and Ferrucio Spinetti. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St. 416-368-3110. $35-$69. Also Feb 23(7pm), Feb 24(8pm). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Cygnus Trio: Lost Islands - A reflection on personal geography and memory. Works by Selwyn Redivo, Anita Perry, Jonathan Stuchbery, Missy Mazzoli and Arie Van de Ven. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. $25; $10(st). Cash only. February 22 at 8pm APOLLON MUSAGÈTE QUARTET ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Apollon Musagète Quartet. Haydn: Quartet in D Op.64 No.5 “The Lark”; Arensky: Quartet No.2 in a Op.35a; Grieg: Quartet in g Op.27. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. $50-$55; $10(st, full time). HANDEL ALEXANDER’S FEAST FEB 22–25, 2018 KOERNER HALL, TELUS CENTRE tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Handel Alexander’s Feast. Handel: Alexander’s Feast, or The Power of Music. Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Thomas Hobbs, tenor; Alexander Dobson, baritone; Julia Seager-Scott, harp; Charlotte Nediger, organ; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $26- $116. 7pm: pre-concert chat. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Dvořák & Beethoven. Dvořák: Cello Concerto; Ligeti: Concert Românesc (Romanian Concerto); Beethoven: Symphony No.4. Johannes Moser, cello; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. $34.75-$148.00. Also Feb 21. Friday February 23 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Handel: Sonata in D; Brahms: Sonata No.3; and other works. Tristan Savella, piano; Royce Rich, violin. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●6:00: Culchahworks Arts Collective. Portraits, Patterns, Possibilities. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416- 993-1010. Free. Donations accepted. ●●7:00: Brampton Folk Club. Friday Folk Night. Harmony Driven Bluegrass and Country Trio The Dirty Dishes. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655 or 905-874-2800. $18; $15(sr/st). ●●7:00: Canadian Stage. Musica Nuda. See Feb 22. Also Feb 24(8pm). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Rigoletto. See Feb 1. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Ode to Social Engagement and Jazz. Quartet Yves Léveillé. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. $15; $10(sr/st/member). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. A Singer Must Die: The Words and Music of Leonard Cohen. A program including songs, readings and anecdotes. Six singers, six writers and six instrumentalists. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. $25- $64; $15(rush tickets, 30 and under). Also Feb 22, 24. ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Roseanne Cash. Singer/songwriter. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. $85. Series discount available. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Gyre Ensemble. Swissbased new music ensemble. Works by Krebs, Vassena, Diez-Fischer and Younge. Steffi Mirwald, accordion; Alejandro Olivan Lopez, sax; Christian Smith, percussion. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $25; $10(st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Gardiner Museum/Music Gallery. Yoko Ono - The Riverbed: Voice Pieces. Element Choir; Lillian Allen; Mamalia. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-204-1080. $18; $15(members). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Handel Alexander’s Feast. Handel: Alexander’s Feast, or The Power of Music. Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Thomas Hobbs, tenor; Alexander Dobson, baritone; Julia Seager-Scott, harp; Charlotte Nediger, organ; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $26- $116. 7pm: pre-concert chat. Saturday February 24 ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Year of the Dog: A Chinese New Year Celebration. Wen Zhao, pipa; Adrian Anantawan, violin; Xiaoqiu Lin, erhu; Mark Rowswell (“Dashan”), host; Carolyn Kuan, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. $20.00-$39.75. Also 4pm. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Year of the Dog: A Chinese New Year Celebration. Wen Zhao, pipa; Adrian Anantawan, violin; Xiaoqiu Lin, erhu; Mark Rowswell (“Dashan”), host; Carolyn Kuan, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. $20.00-$39.75. Also 2pm. ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Abduction from the Seraglio. See Feb 7. ●●4:30: Hope United Church. Jazz Vespers. The Eighth Street Orchestra. 2550 Danforth Ave. 416-691-9682. Free. Religious service. Nordic Light Festival with Ēriks Ešenvalds February 21-24, 2018 www.orpheuschoirtoronto.com/ nordiclight 416-530-4428 ●●7:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Nordic Light Gala Concert. Works of Ēriks Ešenvalds. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-530-4428. $55; $45(sr); $25(st). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum/Batuki Music Society. Black History Month: Kaia Kater and Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble. Black/ African diasporic cultural expression. Guest: Ruth Makiang. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. $25; $22(Friends). Includes museum admission. Round-trip shuttle service from downtown $5. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. A Singer Must Die: The Words and Music of Leonard Cohen. A program including songs, readings and anecdotes. Six singers, six writers and six instrumentalists. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. $25- $64; $15(rush tickets, 30 and under). Also Feb 22, 23. ●●8:00: Canadian Stage. Musica Nuda. See Feb 22. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Art of the Piano: Danae Olano. Cuban piano music from the 19th century to the future; Part 2: Cuban Jazz Trio. Magdelis Savigne, percussion; Roberto Mederos, bass; guests Jane Bunnett, sax and flute; Joanna Majoko, vocals; Elizabeth Rodriguez, violin; and others. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20; $10(st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Beijing Guitar Duo. Duets and arrangements. St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-964-8298. $35/$30(adv); $30(sr/st)/$25(adv). ●●8:00: Musicata/Spectrum Music. Return to Innocence. Original choral jazz music on the theme of innocence and childhood. Works by Graham, McCarroll-Butler, McBride and others. Jesse Dietchi, bass; Chris Pruden, piano; Bryan Allen, percussion; Musicata: Hamilton’s Voices; Roger Bergs, conductor. Knox Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 630 Spadina Ave. 416-937-6180. thewholenote.com February 1 - March 7, 2018 | 49